My Room Abroad This Semester

Oct 13, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Tylor is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Communication major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Tylor gives us a look into her study abroad accommodation in Dublin.

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Thanks Tylor!

Tylor's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Accommodation Abroad

How I Spent My Spring Break in New Zealand

Oct 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna shares about her spring break stops in New Zealand and how it was a great chance to learn about another culture—and herself.

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Kia Ora!

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You might probably ask, "What does that even mean?" “Kia Ora” is a Maori language greeting which was introduced to New Zealand English and is now regularly used by locals. It literally means “have life/be well” as a way of wishing good health for others. Sometimes is might be used as an expression of thanks.

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Posted in: Travel, Sydney, Australia

A Look Around CAPA Florence

Oct 12, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hayley is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication and Media major at Merrimack College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Hayley gives us a look into the CAPA Florence program and where you'll spend most of your class time.

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For those of you who have plans to study in Florence in the upcoming semesters, get ready for one of the biggest journeys of your life! Making the change from your university or college to a small program may have you worried or curious about where you will be doing your studies during your time in Italy.

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This week, I will be giving you a look around the CAPA Florence program. You can think of this as your orientation before arriving in the beautiful city of Florence!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Study Abroad

Savoring Shanghai: 2017 West Bund Food Festival

Oct 12, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah enjoys the 2017 West Bund Food Festival in Shanghai with her friends.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Activities Abroad, Food in Shanghai

Brighton Brings Ideas

Oct 11, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Thaddeus ventures off to Brighton and reflects on the theater scene in London.

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After a tiring week of classes, I was in desperate need to see the sun. The BFA course schedule often starts us off from 9 am to 10:30 pm, so I definitely needed to find some time to let myself be free from school and studying for a day.

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I was off for Brighton at 5:30 am on Friday, early—and I almost regretted it until I stepped off the train and wandered through the sunrise lanes of Brighton. Everything from the white houses to the paler white commercial buildings made the sunshine glow even in some of the smallest always streets in the Lanes.

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Posted in: London, England, Personal Learning, Reflection

Analyzing and Exploring the Global Cities: Unpacking a City Through a Course

Oct 10, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth introduces us to a course she's taking at CAPA and how her class went on a walk through the city of Dublin.

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I walked into my classroom at 10 a.m. this morning; except instead of a traditional room filled with tables and a whiteboard, my class met at a coffee shop in the center of Dublin. This semester I have the pleasure of taking CAPA’s ‘Global Cities’ course which allows the students to gain perspective and experience from the city of Dublin. The desks have been replaced with maps of the city allowing the students to indulge in the culture around them.

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‘Analyzing and Exploring the Global Cities’ is a course offered by CAPA that provides students with the opportunity to learn about the history of their study abroad city and culture.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Academics Abroad, Global Cities

An Interview with CAPA Florence Professor Alessandro Marchi

Oct 10, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Kristopher (also known as Kip) is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance major at University of Colorado - Boulder, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Kristopher chats with CAPA Professor Alessandro Marchi on education, life in Florence, and the Cultural History of the Mafia.

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Thanks Kip!

Kristopher's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews

Differences Between California and Florence

Oct 9, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Celess is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Riverside City College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Celess talks about the differences she's observed between her home state of California and her study abroad in Florence.

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Celess' journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Cultural Differences

Real People, Real London

Oct 9, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen shares commentary from a group of CAPA students about their real stories and experiences in London.

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Thanks Maureen!

Maureen's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Cultural Insights, London Interview

Why The Beauty of Studying Abroad is the Unknown

Oct 9, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumni Interview: Colby Cannon

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Meet Colby Cannon, a Marketing major at the University of Colorado- Boulder, who studied abroad in Florence in the spring of 2017. Below, he talks about why he chose Florence as his study abroad destination, how his CAPA community abroad felt like home, and how to balance wanderlust with academics.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
COLBY CANNON: Hello! My name is Colby Cannon and I studied abroad spring semester of my junior year in Florence, Italy. I am originally from the Bay Area, California but I go to school at CU Boulder in Colorado. I am currently studying Marketing in the Business School and I’m going into my senior year this upcoming fall. Some of my hobbies include water polo, basketball (go Warriors), hanging out and playing beer die with friends, music, and movies.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews